Table 1.

Distribution of Child Health Physicians, in Descending Order of Total Physicians/1000 Infants

StateBirth
Cohort*
Physicians Providing Care to Children
PediatricFamilyGeneralTotal
#MDsMDs/1000
Infants
# MDsMDs/1000
Infants
#MDsMDs/1000
Infants
# MDsMDs/1000
Infants
1 Vermont666710215.316224.3324.829644.4
2 Washington, DC790519724.9708.9344.330138.1
3 Minnesota64 5255178.0163625.41562.4230935.8
4 North Dakota8356586.919823.7414.929735.5
5 Maine13 6701329.730222.1483.548235.3
6 Montana10 851716.524122.2504.636233.4
7 Washington79 0246668.4161320.42943.7257332.6
8 Wisconsin66 6025778.7138320.82003.0216032.4
9 New Hampshire14 43316611.524917.3493.446432.1
10 Nebraska23 3271526.551021.9813.574331.9
11 West Virginia20 7521838.834316.51205.864631.1
12 South Dakota10 208504.921220.8464.530830.2
13 Pennsylvania144 235151210.5223915.55573.9430829.9
14 Arkansas36 7202496.862617.02005.4107529.3
15 Wyoming6424385.911217.4355.418528.8
16 Maryland70 267110315.770610.02022.9201128.6
17 Virginia91 99093410.2139015.13063.3263028.6
18 Florida192 556197210.2227211.811766.1542028.1
19 Colorado56 5394698.397917.31342.4158228.0
20 Oregon43 8953568.170716.11553.5121827.7
21 Kentucky53 2284378.278714.82374.5146127.4
22 Iowa36 9331965.369318.81173.2100627.2
23 Tennessee74 5777099.5102513.72703.6200426.9
24 Connecticut42 97765115.13678.51062.5112426.2
25 Massachusetts82 448130715.96407.82132.6216026.2
26 South Carolina51 9043707.181715.71743.4136126.2
27 Hawaii17 38121112.11488.5915.245025.9
28 Indiana83 4474895.9134716.13223.9215825.9
29 Rhode Island12 38817714.31159.3272.231925.8
30 Kansas37 4462306.162116.61092.996025.6
31 Alaska9705626.414214.6383.924224.9
32 Ohio152 26514199.3194812.84182.7378524.9
33 Idaho18 594723.933217.9573.146124.8
34 New York263 339382814.520427.86412.4651124.7
35 Delaware10 24310510.312612.3191.925024.4
36 North Carolina107 0138958.4147413.82382.2260724.4
37 New Jersey113 141160914.28127.23132.8273424.2
38 New Mexico26 8742057.636113.4833.164924.1
39 California526 03348229.2537810.224094.612 60924.0
40 Illinois180 89816479.1195710.85803.2418423.1
41 Alabama61 0384577.572811.92093.4139422.8
42 Louisiana66 0125618.55989.12904.4144922.0
43 Michigan133 62110938.2138010.33402.5281321.1
44 Oklahoma48 1102595.457512.01412.997520.3
45 Georgia118 3479327.910779.13302.8233919.8
46 Arizona75 7534916.579710.51992.6148719.6
47 Mississippi42 7472445.745010.51373.283119.4
48 Missouri74 7476008.06769.01712.3144719.4
49 Texas333 88922366.732779.88982.7641119.2
50 Nevada27 0391345.02449.0702.644816.6
51 Utah43 8852455.63788.6671.569015.7
Total3 894 96836 1979.347 26212.113 2303.496 68924.8
  • * 1997 births per National Center for Health Statistics.

  • # MDs indicates number of office-based physicians per 1997 American Medical Association Masterfile; MDs/1000 infants, number of office-based physicians divided by birth cohort and multiplied by 1000.